A minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 10:05:28 / January 7, 2021 @ 10:05 am. The temblor was detected at 10:05:28 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021007008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021007008. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -68.3793° West, 18.0958° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km (41 miles).
The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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